When you are blind applying makeup can be a challenge, however it may be much simpler than you think! Here is a list of my favorite six stylish makeup tips for blind women & just women in general:
1. Stop Looking! Even if you have some vision, start using your makeup right away non-visually. My mom is a gem and taught me early on to do my makeup without looking. This has helped me a lot later in life as an adult who is always on the go and does not always have the optimal lighting to apply makeup with a mega-zoom mirror. This is good advice for every woman, not just blind women.
|I found this cute braille makeup bag on Etsy...isn't it cute!?!|
|Picture: Women's face in rainbow gumballs. Play with color!|
|Makeup themed cupcakes!!!! Are you kidding me????|
4. Don’t lash out on your lashes! When applying mascara, let it dry on your eye lashes before you try to do anything else. TRUST ME. Too many times I have been in a rush to get the rest of my eye makeup done and have smudges on my face because the mascara is still wet. Patience will benefit you!
|This is my latest favorite mascara! It makes my lashes look SO long and I love it. You can get this Fleur de Vie mascara here.|
|If you don't wax, or go to the WRONG salon, you may end up looking like this. Thick brows in the middle, that arch REALLLLLY high and get real skinny on the ends is NOT an acceptable wax job!|
6. Have a pretty party! If you are worried about applying makeup, that it will be hard to do or that you will mess up. Go to your local store buy the cheapest version of makeup you can find and some makeup remover wipes then go home and have a makeup fest. Experiment with it, get it all over your face, wipe off and re-apply several times until you feel comfortable. EVEN BETTER, plan a makeup party with your friends and family and experiment on yourself and others or have a makeup consultant like Mary Kay, Fleur De Vie or Avon come and give you tips and help you pick the best colors. Make makeup fun! So there you have it.
|How adorable are these makeup sugar cookies!?!|
Makeup isn’t for everyone, some of you are natural beauties I understand but hopefully you got some new tips to add to your makeup bag. Happy makeup-ing my stylish friends!